(Via LDS Church News) Heading out to the South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Ghana, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, and Spain MTCs are 8 new missionary training center presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency and will begin their service in January.
Stephen Kent Ashton, 67, and Wendy DeLaMare Ashton, eight children, Washington Fields 8th Ward, St. George Utah Washington Fields Stake: South Africa MTC, succeeding President Philip L. Collins and Sister Patricia Collins. Brother Ashton is a ward Young Men adviser and is a former president of the Washington Everett Mission, bishop, high councilor, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the New Zealand Mission. Retired business owner. Born in Salt Lake City to Marvin Jeremy Ashton and Norma Bernston Ashton. Sister Ashton serves as a ward Young Women adviser. Previously she served with her husband in the Washington Everett Mission and as a ward Relief Society president, seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker. Born in Salt Lake City to John Chevalier DeLaMare and Vila Jeanne Winter DeLaMare.
Evrett Wade Benton, 67, and Cheryl Chapman Benton, four children, Park City Ward, Park City Utah Stake: Argentina MTC, succeeding President Lance T. Willis and Sister Margie Willis. Brother Benton is a former president of the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, stake and ward Young Men president and temple ordinance worker. President and CEO, Stellar Senior Living LLC. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Evrett Lee Benton and Adelaide Cortes Benton. Sister Benton served with her husband in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women and Primary president, ward Young Women adviser, temple ordinance worker and seminary teacher. Born in Seattle, Washington, to Eugene Henry Chapman and Marilyn Openshaw Chapman.